22 August 2007

Dear Mr. King: I am new to your site and want to push for Justice in the Franconia shooting tragedy. What is your reputation in your community?

Actually it's not too bad, if we count the opinion of the Mayor as well as Christine Hagen, the former HR Director of Nashua Schools. Let me see if there is anyone else of note....... well, of course we already know what the Nashua Telegraph had to say.



1 Comments:

An email from the Mayor:

Keep up the good work Chris!

Bernie

And yes he has said that on more than one occasion.

4 comments:

Christopher King said...

Notice on the jump page I am correctly quoted after an exasperating school board sesssion as stating "I'm gonna work with these people and see what happens."

Well I worked with them and they worked with me, a lawsuit was avoided and the policy was changed.

I should probably put some of those school board clips up so folks can gauge my professionalism but getting the Franconia short up is more important.

Here is what Attorney Dennis Hogan said, on camera:

""Those are mighty big words for someone who's not on the policy committee.....I've reviewed the matter and I think that Mr. King ends up being right.... I would not rush out to test Mr. Cleamons just yet.""

Here is what School Board President Kim Shaw said, on camera.

""I wish to commend Alderman Teeboom and Mr. King for their civility and professionalism in addressing this difficult issue.... when the public sees this type and level of discourse it really helps everyone."

Here is what the Ohio Board of Grievances said, in writing:

"Mr. King is a philosophical orator."

Okay, I can deal with that. Thanks, in fact. John Quincy Adams was a lawyer (who won the Amistad case IIRC) and a philosophical orator and so too was Mahatma Ghandi, so I can dig it.

They screwed John, too -- put him out for pasture for a Jackass named Jackson, Mr. Gunboat diplomat himself; the "Man of the people" as long as you weren't one of his slaves.

And of course they screwed Ghandi as well, you know, kind of assassinated him.

Now as far as Ghandi and nonviolence vs. Liko Kenney shooting Bruce McKay, I'll refer you to Malcolm X, who ironically was murdered because he went to Mecca and became an open person, which did not please certain people in The Nation of Islam.

Check it out.

"In 1964, Malcolm X went on his pilgrimage to Mecca, which is obligatory for orthodox Muslims, and there he began to consider changing his views towards integration. In Mecca, he saw that it was possible for black and white people to live in brotherhood, of which he was deeply touched. After the pilgrimage he adopted the name El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.

I hope you've enjoyed today's history lesson that they probably didn't teach you in school.

Christopher King said...

But some folks clearly got the lesson plan:

For the group to consider: Chris is doing a lot of work on this case, in which he, through Kingcast, is the the plaintiff. This makes sense as he can not practice law in NH, nor anywhere, given his suspension. He can not accept cash for such services, but he has wisely decided to solicit cash to put into the film making kitty, a completely different venture, with no connection to his services provided in filing this complaint. So let that be said. But so what.

The tenor of the discussion here is, rightly so, that Chris is the lead counsel on this case, though not in an official capacity. Initially, Chris had no standing in this matter. He could not, as a matter of law, make a complaint for a wrong done to him, nor represent those who may have been wronged. Initially that is.

But Chris is clever and well-seasoned in juris prudence. In order for him to bring the core facts of this long sad case to the light of day, he did request publication of the facts as pertain to all the actors in the matter, not only facts surrounding the sad occurrence of 5/11, but the tragic history leading up to it, and a large amount of documentation surrounding players. Given the volume requested, its no surprise the state could not get it in a timely manner from the file cabinets and closets it occupied, undisturbed. They failed. And in the course of doing so uttered some convenient half truths.

Now Chris has standing to sue. And if successful, there will be an award of 1/2 the reparations to the tennis camp, and 1/2 to him.

Chris has put in a lot of work on this matter, and inspired the town to get the shades lifted. I hope the tennis camp gets their tennis rackets, and that Chris gets his piece of the pie. The town will see the back of his head, but will long remember his face.

Clever. Gain standing, sue, and practice law representing yourself. A year ago, no one in Franconia would have dreamed a black dude from Ohio would come into town and wash out the gutters. Chris, your resourcefulness is admirable.
By The rookie, at 8:22 AM

Anonymous said...

looking for an appropriate place to put this post...."newbies" seems right, so i'll park it here.

i reconnected today with an acquaintance from long ago, and did some catching up. this person married into one of the founding families of our new england state, and it was strange and amazing when the conversation turned to policing in our nearby small towns.

he/she expressed outrage at the excessive police presence, increased numbers of new officers on the force in two local towns, and the large, showy new police station - something this individual cannot reconcile, coming from a family history of charity, giving, and land conservation.

what matters most and matters now is franconia. perhaps with enough awareness, others will follow. there is courage and strength in numbers.

best of luck, franconia!

Anonymous said...

looking for an appropriate place to put this post...."newbies" seems right, so i'll park it here.

i reconnected today with an acquaintance from long ago, and did some catching up. this person married into one of the founding families of our new england state, and it was strange and amazing when the conversation turned to policing in our nearby small towns.

he/she expressed outrage at the excessive police presence, increased numbers of new officers on the force in two local towns, and the large, showy new police station - something this individual cannot reconcile, coming from a family history of charity, giving, and land conservation, and recalling better days of less scrutiny, and fewer harsh and dubious charges against citizens.

what matters most and matters now is franconia. perhaps with enough awareness, others will follow. there is courage and strength in numbers.

best of luck, franconia!